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7:10 Covid-19: NZ females more likely not to get vaccinated 

As the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been provisionally approved for use in New Zealand, Research NZ has taken the pulse of the nation to find out what Kiwis think about it all. The main finding of the survey was that our willingness to be vaccinated is relatively low, especially for females, while only two thirds of us are currently using the tracking app. Research NZ partner Emanuel Kalafatelis covers off the results. 

Empty vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 disease vaccine are displayed at the regional corona vaccination centre in Ludwigsburg, southern Germany, on January 22, 2021.

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7.32 The House

A weekly digest of the events in Parliament with Daniela Maoate-Cox and Phil Smith..MPs are back in the House after the summer break and have finished off a long general debate they started last year.

New Zealand parliament; beehive

New Zealand parliament. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

7:47 Al Gillespie on rising tensions between the US and China 

Waikato University's International Law professor Dr Alexander Gillespie is the author of a series of books on The Laws of War and The Causes of War, and the prospect of war -- along with former US president Donald Trump's second impeachment trial -- is something we want to address this morning.  

The US (L) and Chinese flags are displayed outside a hotel in Beijing on May 14, 2019. - Beijing's latest retaliation against US tariff hikes -- an increase on $60 billion of US imports from June 1 -- could leave China running low on ammunition in the trade war. (Photo by Greg Baker / AFP)

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8:10 Calling Home: Sarah Griffiths in Shanghai 

Former Wellingtonian Sarah Griffiths has called the Jing'An District in Shanghai City home for the past two years, having taken up her current role with theatre company Punchdrunk International after lengthy stints with the Australia and England National Ballet companies. She offers an insight into her fascinating life in the Paris of the East. 

New Zealander Sarah Griffiths lives in hte Jing'An District in Shanghai City.

New Zealander Sarah Griffiths lives in hte Jing'An District in Shanghai City. Photo: Supplied

8:41 The Panel with Josie Pagani and Bernard Hickey 

On the Weekend Panel this morning are current and international affairs commentator Josie Pagani and economic commentator Bernard Hickey. They'll be looking at rates hikes in Wellington, ties in Parliament, and Air New Zealand's rather forgettable week. 

Te Paati Māori MP Rawiri Waititi gives his maiden speech at Parliament

Te Paati Māori MP Rawiri Waititi gives his maiden speech at Parliament Photo: VNP / Daniela Maoate-Cox

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at turbulent times for our national airline  - and the entire business of international travel. Also: the government puts millions of dollars into community news and journalism; another talkback host bites the dust - and a major telco introduces an ethical advertising policy.

Air New Zealand Head Office on Fanshawe Street in Auckland.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

9:38 When is the best time of the day to exercise? 

Is there an optimum time in the day for us to exercise? The answer is yes if you are a man who is at high risk for Type 2 diabetes. A new study out of the Netherlands, which looked at men at high risk for Type 2 diabetes, compared the metabolic effects exercise elicits in the afternoon compared to the morning, with the results adding fuel to the theory that when we exercise may alter how we benefit from that exercise. Study co-author Joris Hoeks explains. 

Woman runner showing feet and running shoes on track or road.

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9:52 Exercising could lead to spike in indoor air pollution 

High body emissions released during exercise can combine with bleach cleaners to form potentially harmful indoor air pollution, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Research scientist and lead author of the study, Zachary Finewax joins the show to discuss the new research, which features in the current edition of Inside Air.

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10:06 'It's a hell of a way to make a living... if it doesn't kill you' 

Having started working as a roadie at the tender age of 17 - which saw her working in clubs where she was too young to legally drink - Tana Douglas was offered a job with an up-and-coming band called AC/DC in 1975. She took a punt on the Aussie rockers, thus starting her working life as a roadie for some of the world's biggest musical acts. Tana joins the show to discuss her new memoir, LOUD.

Australian Tana Douglas is regarded as the world's first female roadie.

Australian Tana Douglas is regarded as the world's first female roadie. Photo: 2019 LISA JOHNSON

10:40 Want to get ahead as an introvert? Act like an extravert  

A common personality trait of leaders is a high level of extraversion. But what about introverts who are interested in obtaining leadership roles in their lives and careers? The answer is simple: act like an extravert. Dr Andrew Spark, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the QUT Business School, found this out after running a series of recent experiments which encouraged introverts to act like extraverts.

Dr Andrew Spark is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the QUT Business School.

Dr Andrew Spark is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the QUT Business School. Photo: Supplied

11:05 Filmmaker: 'We need to talk more about Christchurch' 

A decade on from Gerard Smyth's When A City Falls comes the sequel, When A City Rises - The People's Story, which screens tonight on TVNZ 1. The award-winning filmmaker joins the show to discuss the new documentary, which comes a decade after the 2011 Christchurch quake, the Garden City's long, slow road to recovery, and whether, as John Key predicted, Christchurch will eventually become the most liveable city in New Zealand. 

Documentary maker Gerard Smyth.

Documentary maker Gerard Smyth. Photo: Supplied

11:42 Peter Lester on the America's Cup  

Racing in the America's Cup challenger final got underway yesterday, with Luna Rossa and Ineos Team UK battling it out to see who will challenge holders Team New Zealand in the ultimate battle for the Auld Mug. Veteran yachting commentator and three-time America's Cup competitor Peter Lester joins the show fresh from attending today's pre-race meeting. 

Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena and Team UK skipper Ben Ainslie before the America's Cup Challenger Selection Series finals.

Photo: Studio Borlenghi

11:50 US correspondent on Donald Trump's impeachment trial

The Senate has acquitted Donald Trump in his historic second impeachment trial, voting that he is not guilty of inciting the deadly Capitol riot despite significant Republican support for conviction. US correspondent Karen Kasler joins the show with all the latest.  

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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